University of Highlands and Islands Geography

By | 12th June 2017

University of Highlands and Islands Geography

The University of the Highlands and Islands offers a range of geography-related degrees, many taking advantage of the unique environment of our region, providing graduates with transferable skills sought by employers.

Geography BSc (Hons)

If you are inspired by understanding the world around you then geography is for you. At both local and global levels many of the main challenges facing the world in the 21st century are related to geography. Studying an exciting mix of physical and human geography, this course will equip you with the wide range of knowledge and skills needed for the modern workplace.

The BSc (Hons) Geography is an accelerated degree that can be completed in three years rather than the traditional four. Graduating early allows you to get out there and start earning, travelling or signing up to postgraduate study a year ahead of your peers.

Fieldtrips are a valuable and memorable part of studying geography and this course includes visits in your local area, plus the opportunity to take part in residential fieldtrips to the Highlands of Scotland and to the Swiss Alps.

Special features

  • An accelerated study programme – graduate with an honours degree one year sooner
  • Mix of online learning and face-to-face teaching, with small group study on campus
  • Online learning materials available 24/7 via laptops, tablets or mobiles
  • Focus on employability within the curriculum. Geography graduates have high levels of employability
  • Fieldtrips to the Cairngorms and Swiss Alps

Entry requirements

  • 4 Scottish Highers at grades BBBC at least one must be Geography or a related science and humanities subject*  (see list below) OR
  • 3 A levels at grade C or above; including Geography, OR
  • BTEC Nationals at MMM or DD and above in a related subject, OR
  • Relevant Access to HE diploma, PLUS
  • Minimum National 5 or Standard Grade Credit or Intermediate 2; or GCSE grade C in English and Maths
  • Applicants with other qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis

*related science and humanities subjects: Biotechnology, Human Biology, Land Use, Politics, Sociology, Travel and Tourism, Computing, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, History, Modern Studies, Physics, Psych